Director, Digital Business Development
University of California Press
155 Grand Avenue, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612-3758
Phone: (510) 883-8301 • <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BORN AND LIVED: Born in Ittoqqortoormiit (Greenland). Lived in Uunarteq, Dundas, Nanortalik (Greenland), Copenhagen (Denmark), Aberdeen, London (UK), New York, San Francisco (USA), and Tokyo (Japan).
PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES: My work over the past 13 years includes roles in Europe, Asia, and the USA with Munksgaard, Blackwell, Nature Publishing Group, and Wiley. During this period, I worked in a range of areas, from digital business development, partnerships, health sciences, and journals to workflow solutions.
FAMILY: My fantastic wife, our dog, and our families scattered across the map.
IN MY SPARE TIME: I enjoy hanging out in San Francisco and its fantastic surroundings with family and friends. To counterbalance my digital focus, I produce physical products in my spare time: http://www.christensenbags.com.
FAVORITE BOOKS: Endurance, Mars Trilogy.
PET PEEVES: I don’t like wasting time.
PHILOSOPHY: Keep it simple and adapt to change.
MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Signing my first society journal from a competing publisher.
GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: As always, looking back with satisfaction.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.